Creating an Inspiring Front Porch

by our town crier directory for businesses in fairfield, easton, westport, weston, wilton, and norwalk, ct on 08/06/2016 - 02:05 am

Creating an Inspiring Front Porch

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Before TV and A/C, homeowners spent a lot of time on their front porch. Today, the front porch has seen a revival and more people are using them as outdoor rooms not just for relaxing but dining and entertaining as well. A front porch does not have to be a big space nor does it require a big budget to be usable. All it takes is some practical styling techniques to make it a warm and welcoming space for family, guest and pets.
Cleaning Before decorating, the first thing you should do is make sure your porch is in the best possible condition. Invest a little time scrubbing it down using something like TSP (Trisodium Phosphate ...

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Erin Ostreicher, Nectar & Root

by our town crier directory for businesses in fairfield, easton, westport, weston, wilton, and norwalk, ct on 02/28/2016 - 11:35 am

As a young girl growing up in Westport, Erin Ostreicher drew flowers. Later, at Staples High School, she painted them. Something about flowers’ beauty, she says, attracted her to them.
Erin is still attracted to flowers. Now, her special skill -- creating wonderful floral arrangements for destination weddings -- is attracting creative-minded couples who want unique designs on their special day.
Nectar & Root -- Erin’s evocatively named business -- is based in Burlington, Vermont. The Green Mountain State has become a popular spot for destination weddings. But Erin has also fashioned floral magic for weddings up and down the East Coast. She’s done intimate, two-table b ...

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The Real Estate Insider shares her Es...

by our town crier directory for businesses in fairfield, easton, westport, weston, wilton, and norwalk, ct on 01/22/2016 - 11:55 pm

One of my favorite parts of being a real estate agent is showing prospective buyers around Westport. I have a mental checklist of places and routes I like to cover, but the place practically sells itself. I love to see buyers getting exciting at the prospect of living here.  In addition to educating new buyers about school districts, best handymen and my top pick of restaurants and shops, I like to go a step further and give them my essential list: "Westport Online". I don't just mean websites that cover the news in town but also Facebook groups, apps and blogs that are essential reading for residents, whether they're newbies or old timers. I'm sharing this list with you here below, but ...

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Why it's smart to sell during the hol...

by our town crier directory for businesses in fairfield, easton, westport, weston, wilton, and norwalk, ct on 12/17/2015 - 03:38 am



The Real Estate Insider answers the question: Why it's smart to sell during the holidays, by Amy Swanson   


The buyers tend to be more motivated. Sure, there are fewer out there,because amid the hustle of holiday parties, shopping, decorating, and cooking, touring houses with a Realtor is probably the last thing on most people's minds. Showings may be fewer and further apart, but you just might find The One  during this time. The December/January period is the second most active time for relocations, after summer. If a family didn't make the job move in July, they may opt to start a new job in January to give the kids a chance to switch schools during the break. ...

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